Bar Americano – Hidden respite

A lot of fuss is made about Melbourne’s laneways, about how turning a random corner can reveal a hidden cafe, or bar. My latest such experience was when I arrived at 20 Presgrave Place, Melbourne and discovered Bar Americano.

Funnily enough, my first visit was in the morning for coffee. It’s a tiny space, with a bar all the way around the room but no chairs. Photos are actively discouraged, mostly due to the ambience ruining effect of Instragram flashes going off in a tiny little space.

Night time is when this okace truly shines, with cocktails aplenty and excellent service. It’s a great spot to gather your thoughts, have a quick chill and decide the next stop on a big night. This isn’t the place to while away an afternoon on free wifi while eating your cheese bagel. This is a spot for a brief pause, to listen to the jazz tunes while you briefly let yourself drift back to a slightly more gangstery time.

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30 year old blogger living in central Melbourne. Lover of all things foodie, pop culture, science and history, and sharing all of this from in and around the heart of Melbourne. Married to Daisy and part time father of the nerdling. So far I've been a guest tweeter on We Melbourne, guest curator on A City with a Quirk and a guest speaker for the Melbourne Writers Club. I just need someone to give up their Facebook page for a week.

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